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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 September  2015

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30 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) India is in a situation where women labour force participation is declining with rising income. What measures need to be taken to arrest this trend and improve their participation? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Role of women

2) How can collectives or groups of women who interact on a regular basis  such as in Self Help Groups can empower them? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) Do you think huge money invested in the Mid Day Meal Scheme (MDM) is judiciously used to meet the objectives of the scheme? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

4) Critically analyse the relationship of CAG with Parliament and Public Accounts Committee, and implications of making CAG accountable to the Parliament. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3

Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T

5) Write a note on the significance of ISRO’s recent launch of Astrosat into space. (150 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values


6) Your younger sister who completed her engineering course from a prestigious college gets a good government job. You have been preparing for the civil services exam for past three years after resigning from well paying private job at an MNC. Your parents who are conservatives want your sister not to join the job. Instead, they want her to get married to a well settled groom. They tell her that she can join job if her in-laws and husband agree in future. Your mother keep saying that it is because of more girls entering government jobs that boys like you are deprived of those jobs. She tells your sister to not join any job until you get selected in civil services. She would often say that it would have been good if you had got job instead of your sister. You had paid all your sister’s expenses including her engineering education and living expenses. Your mother is repenting it now.  Despite pleas from your sister to let her continue with job and marry few years later, your parents are stubborn.  She comes to you for your help.

What will you do in this situation? Also comment on your  parents’ conduct. (200 Words)



Topic: Values

7) Which actions give you joy in your life? To what extent can you go to bring joy to people who are neither relatives nor your friends? Narrate any incident from your life if you had such an experience. (200 Words)

The Hindu